A Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships

Written on: 19 June 2018
Written by:Baltic

Every parent wants their child to get the best possible start in their career, but there are so many options available, it can be hard to know the best path for your child. Apprenticeships allow the opportunity to learn while you earn: your child will receive a nationally recognised qualification, along with industry experience, and money!

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Traditional methods of teaching are not the right choice for everyone: we’re all individuals, and while some people may not flourish in the classroom – they will in an apprenticeship. A one size fits all approach to teaching doesn’t work for everyone, and that can leave young people feeling discouraged about their academic success. Fortunately, all our training is delivered via online live classrooms: this allows the apprentice to learn at their own pace with the guidance of a specialist trainer, and revisit past course material, including webinars, to consolidate their understanding. Plus, they get to use this knowledge and get hands-on experience of their field in their job.

Misconceptions about Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are not just for people working in trade industries: here at Baltic, we specialise in delivering IT and digital apprenticeships. The career opportunities open to apprentices after their training is endless!

Opportunities to Progress

Apprenticeships offer many opportunities for career progression. The work experience that an apprentice accumulates, along with their qualifications, puts them at a distinct advantage over other candidates in similar fields. In 2016, 67% of our apprentices were promoted 6 months after completing their apprenticeships.

In addition to this, there are opportunities to pursue more qualifications such as progressing from a Level 3 to a Level 4 apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are simple: anyone above the age of 16 who are looking to start an exciting, new career! It is an advantage to have 5 GCSEs at A-C, but it’s not essential, as training is provided to fill any gaps in your child’s knowledge.

You can find out more details about our apprenticeship programmes by clicking here.

You can find job specific requirements, and vacancies near you by searching here.

How much will you earn?

The starting salary for an apprentice is £3.70 an hour, although this could be higher depending on your employer. However, there are many chances for progression, and significantly higher salaries: The Tech Nation 2018 report found that Jobs requiring digital tech skills (the skills gained through a Baltic apprenticeship) command higher salaries, the average being £42,578 compared to £32,477 for those that do not hold these skills.

How do you apply?

Applying for an apprenticeship has never been easier: just search our vacancies, or contact us via our live chat in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.



Written on: 19 June 2018
Written by:Baltic